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How to Animate Velma & Daphne Running Into a Turnstile

1. Run forward 

2. Develop third legs

3. Collide with Freddy, get legs sorted out

4. Fly back, get confused, accidentally swap legs

5. Fix legs, but completely forget to have a torso

vine

Wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle yeah!

Carl the Animator: “Ted, I’m… confused.”

Ted the Animator: “Yeah, Carl?”

Carl the Animator: “Well… I’ve been animating the bad guy’s reveal at the end of this episode, and… I’m not so sure the story makes sense.”

Ted the Animator: “What? How so?”

Carl the Animator: “Well… the secret of the floating, glowing arm is supposed to be that it was just a fake arm the circus strongman wore….”

Ted the Animator: “Ok, so, it doesn’t exactly have the narrative complexity of Rashomon. What’s the problem?”

Carl the Animator: “…but earlier, we don’t see the rest of the strongman anywhere around the arm!”

Ted the Animator: “…oh. Eh, whatever, it’s just for a few closeups, I’m sure it won’t be a problem.”

Carl the Animator: “…plus the scenes where all the other characters watch the floating arm.”

Ted the Animator: “…oh.”

Carl the Animator: “Out in the open.”

Ted the Animator: “…oh.”

Carl the Animator: “In broad daylight.”

Ted the Animator: “…”

Carl the Animator: “…are we supposed to believe that there was a 6-foot, 300-pound strongman crouching there, puppeteering the arm, and nobody noticed?”

Ted the Animator: “…hm.”

Carl the Animator: “…”

Ted the Animator: “…”

Carl the Animator: “…I’m guessing it’s too late to write in something about the strongman having the power to turn invisible?”

Ted the Animator: “Let’s just leave it and hope the kids don’t think about it too carefully.”